Literature And Literary Works! Trivia Quiz

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Literature And Literary Works! Trivia Quiz

This trivia quiz is on Literature and Literary Works! There have been some great writers in history, and if you are a literature major, you must have come across some of their great works. The test below is perfect for helping you see just how knowledgeable you are when it comes to some of the works. Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What writer graduated Valley Forge Military Academy before working as a cruise ship entertainer?
    • A. 

      H.P. Lovecraft

    • B. 

      Clive Barker

    • C. 

      J.D. Salinger

    • D. 

      Robert B. Parker

  • 2. 
    What writer started out as the astrology columnist for the "Providence Evening News"?
    • A. 

      Steven King

    • B. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • C. 

      Clive Barker

    • D. 

      H.P. Lovecraft

  • 3. 
    What writer traveled to France, Italy and Palestine gathering material for one book?
    • A. 

      Steven King

    • B. 

      Jules Verne

    • C. 

      Clive Barker

    • D. 

      Mark Twain

  • 4. 
    What writer was once fired from a newspaper job because of a poem?
    • A. 

      Stephen King

    • B. 

      Mark Twain

    • C. 

      Tennessee Williams

    • D. 

      Walt Whitman

  • 5. 
    Which journalist was known as "the brightest of Murrow's boys"?
    • A. 

      David Brinkley

    • B. 

      Eric Sevareid

    • C. 

      Chet Huntley

    • D. 

      Walter Cronkite

  • 6. 
    Who called guilt, "the gift that keeps on giving"?
    • A. 

      Erma Bombeck

    • B. 

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • C. 

      Mark Twain

    • D. 

      Ernest Hemmingway

  • 7. 
    Who first used the line "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"?
    • A. 

      Francis Ford Coppola

    • B. 

      Harry Truman

    • C. 

      Mario Puzo

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon

  • 8. 
    Who said "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer"?
    • A. 

      John Grisham

    • B. 

      F. Lee Bailey

    • C. 

      Clarence Darrow

    • D. 

      Robert Frost

  • 9. 
    Who wrote "brevity is the soul of wit"?
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      Bob Hope

    • C. 

      Will Rogers

    • D. 

      Mark Twain

  • 10. 
    Who said "cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth"?
    • A. 

      Mark Twain

    • B. 

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • C. 

      Will Rogers

    • D. 

      Lillian Hellman

  • 11. 
    Who said "for knowledge, too, itself is power"?
    • A. 

      Francis Bacon

    • B. 

      Napoleon

    • C. 

      Alexander The Great

    • D. 

      William Shakespeare

  • 12. 
    Who said "honesty is the best policy"?
    • A. 

      Ernest Hemmingway

    • B. 

      Charles Dickens

    • C. 

      Napoleon

    • D. 

      Richard Whately

  • 13. 
    Who said "If you want to get along, go along"?
    • A. 

      Sam Rayburn

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      Mark Twain

  • 14. 
    Who said "nothing succeeds like excess"?
    • A. 

      Robert Browning

    • B. 

      Ernest Hemmingway

    • C. 

      Mark Twain

    • D. 

      Oscar Wilde

  • 15. 
    Who said "the devil can cite Scripture for his purpose"?
    • A. 

      Percy Shelley

    • B. 

      Mark Twain

    • C. 

      Ernest Hemingway

    • D. 

      William Shakespeare

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